Hypertension 2021 Apr 12:HYPERTENSIONAHA12117016. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Hypertension Center STRIDE-7, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Third Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece, P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece. (E.S., A.K., I.B., A.N., G.S.S.).
This study aimed to investigate a novel technique for nighttime blood pressure evaluation using a home blood pressure (HBP) monitor in children and adolescents, in terms of association with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and preclinical organ damage. Children and adolescents (aged 6-18 years) referred for elevated blood pressure were evaluated with ABP (24 hours) and HBP monitoring during daytime (7 days, duplicate morning and evening measurements) and nighttime (automated asleep measurements for 3 nights with 3 hourly measurements/night; Microlife WatchBP Home N). Preclinical organ damage was assessed by echocardiographic left ventricular mass index, carotid intima-media thickness, carotid distensibility coefficient, and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity. Read More